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This Just In: New and Improved Royalty-Free Animations for PowerPoint!

Submitted by: Irwin Hipsman , Director of Customer Community, Brainshark

September 23, 2014 09:00 AM

78% of all Brainshark presentations created by customers have at least one animated PowerPoint slide. Take a look at this recent presentation from the Brainshark Services team to see what you can do with PowerPoint... pretty amazing!  Business presenters that use Brainshark are heavy users of PowerPoint, but designing graphics for visual communications may not be every presenter’s strong suit. So, the more that we can provide helpful resources to Brainshark users, the more su...

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Tags: animation, audio, Brainshark On-Demand, quick tips, technology, tips and tricks

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FALL into the New Brainshark Author Training Series

Submitted by: Amy O'Brien , Training Manager, Brainshark

September 11, 2014 09:35 AM

September marks the beginning of a whole new school year.  Even if it’s been a while since you graduated, something about September still remains the time when we reluctantly put away the beach towels, carry a sweater with us when we go out at night, and decide to learn something new or recommit to a personal and professional improvement project we already started. One of our goals in the Learning & Development Office was to completely revamp our program for new Brainshark A...

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Tags: Brainshark On-Demand, animation, audio, support

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Audio Lessons for Brainshark Authors: What You Can Learn from the Radio

Submitted by: Irwin Hipsman , Director of Customer Community, Brainshark

September 02, 2014 09:45 AM

In Part 1 and Part 2 of this series, I examined the use of background music and visuals in TV commercials, and how similar techniques can be applied to Brainshark presentations. Now, I’m returning to talk about audio, but this time through a different channel: radio. It is impossible to measure what percent of Brainshark presentations have multiple narrators; but after having watched more than a thousand presentations, my guess is that it’s quite small.  As part of the res...

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Tags: audio, Brainshark On-Demand, quick tips, tips and tricks

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Music Lessons for Brainshark Authors: What You Can Learn from a 30-Second TV Commercial

Submitted by: Irwin Hipsman , Director of Customer Community, Brainshark

August 19, 2014 09:25 AM

Media content is unavoidable. Think about how many TV commercials, radio ads, and news stories you see and hear as you’re getting ready for work, on your morning commute, or just lounging at home. But if you watch and listen closely, you’ll find there’s a lot you can learn from these daily media consumptions that can then be applied to your Brainshark presentations. This is the first article in a three-part series that will explore some of these techniques and how they can...

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Tags: audio, Brainshark On-Demand, quick tips, video

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Brainshark Presentation Utilization Factoids – 2014

Submitted by: Irwin Hipsman , Director of Customer Community, Brainshark

March 07, 2014 09:30 AM

One of the roles of the Brainshark Customer Community team is to look at how customers are using Brainshark and to provide benchmarking reference points for their next series of presentations. We just finished an analysis of presentations created by customers and several factoids jumped out at us. We will be discussing these and many other things at upcoming User Group Meetings and Workshops.  In the meantime, we’ve pulled together a few data points to share with you here. 1. Pre...

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Tags: Brainshark On-Demand, animation, audio

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